Friday 25 April 2014

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Guides

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

News

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum reopens in Gloucester

Children of all ages can experience life as a Gloucestershire Regiment soldier at the newly reopened museum.

The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum has reopened to the public, following a complete transformation including new displays...

Richard III exhibition extended at Sudeley Castle

The famous 3D replica head of King Richard III is on show at Sudeley Castle until Wednesday 23 April 2014.

King Richard III has extended his stay at Sudeley Castle, with visitors having just one more week to see the replica royal...

The National Young Writers' Award now open for entries

Kids can let their imaginations run wild as they write fairytales and fables to compete in the National Young Writers’ Award 2014 competition.

Fairytales and fables is the theme for this year’s National Young Writers’ Award, which is now open for entries from young...

Tour of Britain comes to Gloucestershire

Stage Four of the Tour of Britain will sweep through the Cotswolds, Cheltenham and Stroud in 2014.

Some of the world’s best cycling stars are set to pedal through the Cotswolds, Cheltenham and Stroud this September, when...

Special offers

Save on Sandford Parks Lido season tickets

Ends Saturday 10 May 2014

Get your Sandford Parks Lido season tickets early for a ten per cent saving.

Save ten per cent on season tickets at Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham, for five months of unlimited summer swims and...

Events

Gloucester Gang Show

Friday 25 to Saturday 26 April 2014

Bacon Theatre will be inundated by a dedicated cast of Scouts and Guides for the Gloucester Gang Show 2014.

Scouts and Guides will be getting together for an all-new Gloucester Gang Show this Easter, performing another fun-filled...

Mega Roller Disco in Cheltenham

Saturday 26 April 2014

Get your skates on this April, when the Mega Roller Disco returns to Cheltenham, followed by the first Headphone Disco.

Get your skates on for the next Cheltenham Mega Roller Disco, rolling into the Town Hall this April, including family...

Withington Manor Horse Trials in Cheltenham

Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 April 2014

See some of the best riders and horses compete at the family-friendly Withington Manor Horse Trials 2014.

See some of the best riders in the country take on the challenging Withington Manor Horse Trials 2014, spanning dressage,...

Forest Activities Festival at The Speech House Hotel

Sunday 27 April 2014

Little ones can try archery, bush craft, cookery and more at the very first Forest Activities Festival.

Mountain biking, bush craft, cookery and much more is on offer at the first annual Forest Activities Festival, which promises...

Hetty Feather play in Cheltenham

Tuesday 29 April to Sunday 4 May 2014

Catch the stage adaptation of this Jacqueline Wilson best-seller at Everyman Theatre.

Jacqueline Wilson’s best-selling adventure, Hetty Feather, is set to inspire and entertain families at Everyman Theatre,...

Cheltenham College Preparatory School Open Morning

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Check out Cheltenham College Preparatory School and its facilities for yourself, during its upcoming open morning.

Cheltenham College Preparatory School will be hosting a second Open Morning for prospective students and parents this...

Amberley Cow Hunt

Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 May 2014

See if you can spot the Sugar Plum Dairy and a host of other novelty characters, during the sixth annual Amberley Cow Hunt.

Spot the ‘amoosingly’ named cows hidden around the village of Amberley, tuck into cakes at the vintage tea tent and have...

May Day at Sudeley Castle

Monday 5 May 2014

Celebrate May Day at Sudeley Castle in 2014, complete with Morris dancing, Punch and Judy, and much more.

Sudeley Castle is hosting a Victorian-themed May Day celebration this spring, featuring Morris and May Pole dancing, historic...

1940s Tea Party at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Saturday 10 May 2014

Gloucestershire families will be celebrating VE Day with a quintessentially British tea party at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.

Celebrate VE Day at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, where a 1940s tea party, military vehicle display, re-enactors,...

Motherhood – Heroic Journeys workshop in Cheltenham

Sunday 11 May to Sunday 13 July 2014

The three-part Motherhood – Heroic Journeys workshop in Cheltenham promises to celebrate and empower new mums everywhere.

New mums will be using creative art forms to reflect, share and leave feeling empowered, during Kate Smith’s three-part...

Gloucestershire College Open Evening in Gloucester

Monday 12 May 2014

Head to Gloucestershire College’s Open Evening this spring and discover a wealth of courses available at the Gloucester Campus.

From Computing to Construction, check out the wide range of courses and fantastic facilities available at Gloucestershire...

Gloucestershire College Open Evening in the Forest of Dean

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Head to Gloucestershire College’s Open Evening this spring and discover a wealth of courses available at the Forest of Dean Campus.

From Cake Decoration to Carpentry, check out the wide range of courses and fantastic facilities available at Gloucestershire...

Events

Night at The Museum Sleepover in Gloucester

Saturday 17 May 2014

The second Night at the Museum sleepover at Gloucester City Museum takes place this May, coinciding with the Museums at Night Festival.

Adventurous youngsters have the chance to experience the second Night at the Museum Sleepover, at Gloucester City Museum...

Gloucestershire College Open Evening in Cheltenham

Monday 19 May 2014

Head to Gloucestershire College’s Open Evening this spring and discover a wealth of courses available at the Cheltenham Campus.

From Anthropology to Archaeology, check out the wide range of courses and fantastic facilities available at Gloucestershire...

Tudor Birds of Prey Day in Tewkesbury

Saturday 24 May 2014

From owls to kestrels, see birds of prey in Tewkesbury, whilst learning about their importance to the Tudors.

Meet some stunning birds of prey and learn a thing or two about Tudor history this half term, when J.R.C.S Falconry arrives...

Plod Fest at The Railway

Saturday 24 May 2014

The Railway pub will play host to the inaugural Plod Fest, organised by The Railwaymen to raise funds for the upcoming Cotswold Way Plod.

Paddington Bear, live music, a silent auction, sizzling sausage barbecue and much more will form part of Plod Fest, a...

Downy Duckling Days at Slimbridge

Saturday 24 May to Sunday 1 June 2014

Slimbridge’s popular downy ducklings will be pulling in the crowds this half term. © Nick Cottrell.

The exceptionally popular Downy Ducklings Days return, with a chance for families to see the spring babies taking their...

Peppa Pig's Big Splash in Cheltenham

Wednesday 4 to Thursday 5 June 2014

Peppa Pig and co will be having a splashing good time at the Everyman this summer.

Little ones can have a splashing good time with Peppa and friends at Everyman Theatre, when the cheeky pink pig returns...

Paws on Patrol at Gloucester Park

Saturday 7 June 2014

See police dogs at work during this family friendly event.

Enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with the whole family – including your four-legged friends – when Safer Gloucester returns...

Woodlands Farm Open Garden in Winchcombe

Sunday 8 June 2014

Explore the stunning Woodlands Farm gardens in the summer sun during this Cobalt fundraising event.

With its circular rose arches, ornamental pond and views of the Cotswolds in many directions, the Woodlands Farm Open...

National Rambling Roses Open Garden

Sunday 22 June 2014

There are more than 150 different types of rambler roses to enjoy at Moor Wood in Woodmancote.

See and sniff 150 varieties of rambler roses from The National Collection, and enjoy a homemade British tea, at Moor Wood...

Quenington House and Mawley House Open Gardens

Sunday 6 July 2014

Enjoy glorious views and scrummy homemade teas at this Cobalt Open Garden event in the Cotswolds.

Support Cheltenham charity Cobalt by taking the family to the Quenington House and Mawley House Open Gardens this summer,...

Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Monday 14 to Sunday 27 July 2014

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy top cricket action right here in Cheltenham.

The Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival 2014 will be taking to the green pitches of Cheltenham College for a fortnight...

Wildlife Explorers at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Saturday 19 July to Sunday 31 August 2014

Gloucestershire children will be getting closer to nature than ever before, at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this summer.

Kids can take on the great skull challenge, embark on mini beast hunts, go pond dipping and much more at Slimbridge Wetland...

Eastnor Summer Sunday

Sunday 27 July 2014

Boy band sensation Union J will be headlining the very first Eastnor Summer Sunday.

Union J, Foxes, Elyar Fox, Tich and more pop stars will be performing at Eastnor Summer Sunday, with a fun fair, food,...

Wycliffe College Open Day

Saturday 27 September 2014

Discover all that Wycliffe College has to offer your child, during the anticipated Open Day this September.

Head to Wycliffe College’s Open Day this autumn to discover its stunning location, superb pastoral care, state-of-the-art...

Turning Back Time day at the Lido

Saturday 10 May 2014

Sandford Parks Lido is going back to the 1930s for the start of the season, with admission costing two pence!

For just a tuppence, you can take your first dip at Sandford Parks Lido at the annual Turning Back Time day, with a guest...

Competitions

Win tickets to Wychwood Festival

Ends Monday 28 April 2014

Win the chance to join music lovers and family fun seekers at Wychwood Festival 2014.

SoGlos readers are in with a chance of winning one of three pairs of tickets to Wychwood Festival...

Hot lists

11 of the cutest spring baby animals to 'aww' at in Gloucestershire

At No.3, Cotswold Wildlife Park’s mini meerkat is quite possibly the cutest baby we’ve seen so far this spring.

Downy ducklings, little lambs, mini meerkats and more new arrivals are being born every day as the weather warms up, and...

26 fun places to take the kids when it rains in Gloucestershire

Coming in at No.1, Cattle Country Adventure Park is a great place to head when the heavens open – with the big slides being one of the most popular indoor attractions.

Discover 26 places to take the kids when the sun disappears and the heavens open in Gloucestershire.

Children & Family events

Gloucester Gang Show

Friday 25 to Saturday 26 April 2014

Cirencester Hare Festival at Corinium Museum

Friday 25 April to Monday 1 September 2014

Wartime in the Cotswolds weekend

Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 April 2014

Children & Family venues

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Slimbridge Wetland Centre

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